VIETNAM
HELICOPTER PILOTS  
ASSOCIATION ALASKA CHAPTER
(VHPA-Alaska) 

Need more info .. contact Lynn Kile atllkile@aol.com (President)
or Terry Vraniak at
whiteteam33@hotmail.com  (Treasurer/Secretary)
or Francis Boisseau at
francis.boisseau@yahoo,com(Fairbanks)
or David Buirge at
buirge1@mtaonline.net (Board Member)
or Tim Kavanaugh at
kavanatj@gmail.com
(Vice President)

Don't forget to get your PATCHES and HATS ...... They look real nice.
If your VHPA National membership has expired ......
VHPA.org
Also we have a PRIVATE Face Book page ......
VHPA-Alaska ... join in!

WE need pictures of you and your unit for our members page, and for our Vietnam display at the
Veterans Museum. Please send them to me!
Also check out page 4 ... real nice!
                                                                      
Ideas?? Suggestions??? Let us know, we really want your input!

WE ARE A TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.........
EIN # 37-1699024  


Membership applications and levels of membership available NOW see page #2!  We are growing total membership is now 64!!!

Check out Page #3 ....Members page ...Send in your photos!

Our Veterans Museum  Vietnam display is very nice, we invite all to go by and check it out! They could also use some volunteer help a couple of hours each month at the museum, so think about it! Thanks to Tim, Red and Terry for their volunteer efforts.

Membership dues for 2016 will be via a donation from our members. No set amount, what ever your feel you can give to help us stay strong. We now can accept larger donations to cover two years at a time! Keeping it simple!
 
NEXT Chapter Get Together .....April 30th (Saturday) following a day at the The Great Alaska Aviation Gathering at the FED EX hanger at the Ted Stevens Airport.  We will all meet about 6PM for burgers at the Mountain View VFW.

                                        Be sureand check the calendar of events on page 5!

Finishing our 2nd year of existence as a VHPA Chapter in the great state of ALASKA! By recognizing the pilots of Vietnam and expanding our chapter to other Military and Alaskan pilots and crews we will work in conjunction with Our National VHPA. We are dedicated to the objectives of the VHPA and to the fulfillment of purpose: There is Pride in knowing WE FLEW!

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HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED....... Our Chapter is now aCommemorative Partnerwith the

United States of AmericaVietnam War Commemoration. 

It is an organization that is dedicated to Honoring and Thanking our Vietnam Veterans and their families, especially those who lost loved ones.  We will be participating with our events throughout the next year. For more information about the project go to  www.vietnamwar50th.com

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                        OK all you BYERS LAKE Memorial weekend guys ........ The word is in and now you have to call
1-800-426-0500and reserve your room for Saturday night the 28th of May. When  you call be sure and tell them your military to get your discount and let them know your reserving under the AK/VHPA, Group # TNBL6149 at the Mt McKinley Princess Lodge (see below) Looks like the Military rate will be $121.44 with the tax. A Bit more than last year, but very doable!
 
PLEASE reserve soon as it will help Terry keep track of rooms available.
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SUPER thank you to Terry for putting this together and running  the operation this year ... Great Job Terry! As usual expect a Wonderful Memorial Celebration.

It was FUR RONDY TIME and we had a nice gathering for nachos and beer. Great company and the surprise was a gentleman named BRE, a Montagnard who served us well as an interperter and driver. What a fantastic story and BRE will be joining us and will be sharing his story at our future gatherings. It is a must ...... We also collected just over $600 dollars for him as heads back to visit his village and will use the money to install a well. Thank You Eugene Ori for bringing this delightful young man to share his story. What a good time!